• Date: Sat 13 February 2010
  • Venue: Liberty Stadium
  • Ref: Woolmer, KA
  • Attendance: 15,188
Swansea City

Swansea City

Cotterill (56)

1 - 1

Swansea City vs Newcastle United

Team Lineups

Swansea City

Dorus de Vries
Ashley Williams
Alan Tate
Gary Monk
Federico Bessone (Angel Rangel, 7)
Darren Pratley
Andrea Orlandi
Nathan Dyer (Thomas Butler, 80)
Joe Allen
David Cotterill
Shefki Kuqi (Gorka Pintado, 75)

Newcastle United

Steve Harper
Fabricio Coloccini
Fitz Hall
Danny Simpson
Patrick van Aanholt
Kevin Nolan
Danny Guthrie
Wayne Routledge
Alan Smith
Peter Lovenkrands (Leon Best, 66)
Andy Carroll

Match Report
A David Cotterill strike early in the second half looked enough for a Swansea City victory but Andy Carroll secured a share of the points with a late header in a 1-1 draw with Newcastle United. The Swans had Andrea Orlandi in midfield in place of Leon Britton while Shefki Kuqi retained his place up front after netting the winning goal at Palace in midweek. Newcastle recalled skipper Alan Smith to central midfield and former Cardiff loanee Wayne Routledge was out wide. Swansea won three quick corners in the opening two minutes but play was halted as Federico Bessone suffered an injury and was replaced by Angel Rangel in the seventh minute. The Swans were on top early on restricting the Magpies to the odd breakaways but they were unable to carve out any clear openings. An Orlandi free-kick in the 22nd minute flew just wide as the Swans pressed home their early superiority. The visitors' first goal attempt came on the half hour when a Fabricio Coloccini cross was headed well wide by Kevin Nolan. The half closed with Dorus de Vries going down low to save a Nolan header from a Danny Guthrie corner. No changes were made at the interval and Nathan Dyer had Steve Harper scrambling across goal as his cross shot flew narrowly wide. In the 52nd minute, Darren Pratley and Dyer got in each other's way in front of goal with only Harper to beat and the chance was lost. The Swans broke the deadlock in the 56th minute when Cotterill cut inside and beat Harper with a rasping cross-shot. Ashley Williams headed over from close range as the Swans piled forward looking for the clinching second goal. Newcastle came more into the game as an attacking force but the Swansea defence were superb and it was the the home side who looked more like scoring. Substitute Gorka Pintado completely mis-kicked when in front of goal in the 82nd minute as another chance went begging. Completely against the run of play in the 86th minute, Newcastle levelled when Carroll rose at the far post to head home a cross from Guthrie for his ninth goal of the season. Both sides went looking for the winner but honours ended even and the point gained by the Swans moved them up to fourth, while Newcastle moved back to the top of the Championship.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.


Goal!! Andy Carroll scores for Newcastle.

Yellow Card

Andy Carroll goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


Nathan Dyer is replaced by Thomas Butler.


Shefki Kuqi is being taken off, Gorka Pintado has come on in his place.


Peter Lovenkrands is replaced by Leon Best.

Yellow Card

Andrea Orlandi is booked for unsporting behaviour.


Goal!! David Cotterill scores for Swansea.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 0.

Half time

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Fabricio Coloccini.


Federico Bessone is replaced by Angel Zaragoza Rangel.


The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

Awaiting Kickoff

Swansea face Newcastle at 12:45am on Saturday, February 13th.